Vanguard Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Milwaukee Junction Businss Center

Vanguard’s Milwaukee Junction Business Center
Championing Entrepreneurialism in Detroit
Open House April 16, 2009
Ribbon Cutting with Bishop Edgar L. Vann Jr. at 4pm

Detroit, MI – With the changing economy, Bishop Edgar L. Vann, President & CEO, and Scott Alan Davis, Executive Director of Vanguard Community Development Corporation, announce the opening of Milwaukee Junction Office Center, an extension of Milwaukee Junction Business Center on Grand Boulevard, adjacent to Detroit’s New Center Area. Redeveloping Detroit’s North End Neighborhood has been at the core of Vanguard Community Development Corporation’s 15 years of service to the community. “We have improved the area with new housing for families and seniors and now we want to build a center of commerce. We renovated 13 offices and are leasing them for $250 per month,” said Davis. “This is Vanguard’s way of championing entrepreneurialism in Detroit,” said Vann, “Milwaukee Junction is the part of Vanguard that teaches individuals to become business owners, to be self-reliant. In our fifteenth year of positively impacting the community, I see few issues as being more important right now than being self-reliant” he added. The public is invited to the Milwaukee Junction Business Center’s Open House, located at 2795 East Grand Boulevard, just west of I-75, in Detroit on Thursday, April 16 from 4pm – 7pm.

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Milwaukee Junction office spaces ranging from 98 to 110 square feet and amenities can include consultant services, wireless internet, and conference rooms. With its central location on Grand Boulevard, just west of I-75 and east of Woodward, adjacent to Detroit’s New Center Area and just two blocks from Detroit’s Amtrak Station, businesses will find this an ideal urban location with great value and easily accessible from all directions. Joe Luellen, of Joe Service Associates boasts, “It’s more than just the affordable office space and good location, it is the added support that makes Milwaukee Junction different from other office centers.” “These offices are perfect for anyone in need of an office, such as web designers, IT people, Insurance Agents and Consultants. Perhaps they have been running a business from their home and now need an office. Milwaukee Junction is their place,” said Davis.
Business Workshops are an integral part of the Milwaukee Junction Business Center mission. Upcoming classes include Marketing on a Budget, May 14 & 21; Pricing Your Product or Service, May 29 & June 4; Content Writing for Business Plans, June 11; FastTrac Micro-Enterprise Training, a five week series May 4-June 4; How to Launch Your Business, a three week series. Seating is limited and all courses are taught by Heather Miller. Heather provides a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering group, small group, and individual trainings and assessments. A certified program planner and trainer, Heather is certified to facilitate the First Step Fast Track Micro-enterprise Training Program, Money Smart, Finding Pathways to Prosperity, Adventures in Attitudes, Employability Skills, Life Skills, personal coaching, and Leadership Development. She has more than 5 years in training, business planning, program development, and life skills coaching for youth and adults. Interested participants may register by calling Vanguard Community Development Corporation at 313.872.7831, extension 24 or email hmiller@VanguardCDC.org and visit www.vanguardcdc.org for more information.

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